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January 04, 2006

coal miner's worst nightmare

President Truman, 1948

"Miners found alive" the headlines of the local morning paper screamed. This is a headline that will surely go down in national media history. But unlike the funny headline to the left reporting Dewey's presidential win in 1948 by a landslide no less, this will go down in press history as the saddest.

I can not even imagine how the families of the Tallmansville, West Virginia coal miners must feel right now. This is another case of media frenzy, greed, misplaced competition to be the first, and downright maleficence.

Posted by roadapples at January 4, 2006 08:39 AM

After a bout of insomnia got me up at 1 am, I watched events unfold on CNN. Jubilation and relief turned to tragedy. I got so emotionally involved just watching as this change in fortunes unfolded, that I agree, I can't imagine what it would be like to be a part of that community.

Posted by: Euclid [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 4, 2006 05:30 PM

Absolutely the nuttiest thing I can remember. What, why and how? Was it result of an overly eager journalist? Did someone think if they thought another way the truth would change? were those praying hoping for a different outcome from whgat they knew not to be true?

Posted by: Pirate at January 5, 2006 11:33 AM